The Flagship of the Epiphone Electric Line
1951 Epiphone Zephyr De Luxe Regent
This wonderful full-bodied 17 3/8 inches wide and 3 1/3 inches deep "Jazzbox" weighs just 7.00 lbs. One-piece laminated spruce top with "Cello" style f-holes, two-piece laminated 'flamed' curly maple back and sides. Five-piece maple, walnut, and mahogany neck with a scale length of 25 1/2 inches, a wide nut width of just under 1 3/4 inches, and a wonderful thick profile rising from 0.90 inches at the nut to 1.04 inches at the ninth fret. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 20 original medium frets and inlaid pearl block position markers with abalone "V" inserts at frets one, three, five, seven, nine, and twelve, and a pearl block at fret fifteen. Small black side 'dot' markers. The body of the guitar has five-ply binding white and black on the top and back, the neck has four-ply binding of black and white. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Epiphone" script logo and pearl "Vine of Life" inlay, and three-ply binding of white and black. Individual Epiphone closed-back slashed "C" tuners with tulip-shaped Keystone plastic buttons. Adjustable Epiphone "Thrust Rod" with the adjustment at the body end. Two Epiphone "New York" pickups with perfectly balanced outputs of 4.48k and 4.50k. Original tortoiseshell pickguard with three-ply white over black pyralin binding secured to body by a metal bracket and three screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) and a three-way slide switch for pickup selection, all on lower treble bout. Epiphone white octagonal 'carousel' bakelite knobs with pointers. Rosewood bridge with pre-set compensating saddle and Epiphone 'Frequensator' tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated. Inside the bass f-hole is the 'Epiphone, Inc. New York' rectangular white label with the model name "Zephyr Deluxe Regent" typed in black and the serial number stamped in black. All hardware gold-plated. This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00+) condition with very little signs of wear, just one small scratch on the top (to the left of the three-way switch), a small surface scratch just above the side jack-input, a small area of the typical shrinkage on the celluloid binding on the back in the treble cutaway and two small cracks in the binding on the back. There is also two very slight cracks on the edge of the gold-plated tailpiece (which has never been touched) each measuring no more than 3/8 inch (the full width of the tailpiece is 2 inches). The tailpice is absolutely sound and although easily repairable we would prefer to leave the guitar a s 100% original. This is quite positively one of the best looking and playing examples that we have seen. Housed in its original four-latch, shaped black 'crocodile' hardshell case with purple plush lining (8.75). We have just done a full set-up and intonation. The guitar is now strung with D'Addario Chromes XL Warm/Mellow Tone Flat-Wound 12-52 strings. (#2043)
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